I Live in Front of the Pyramids, On the Nile, But It's Not What I Wanted

A chance meeting and an open mind

Wendy S. Bradfield
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself

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Pyramids of Giza and the River Nile with sailboats
Photo By Author, Balcony View

Prompt: Do you wish you could live in another setting? What is your present situation and what would you like it to be and why? What are your priorities and what compromises are you willing to make?

I'm supposed to be living beside the Valley of the Kings & Queens, near famous ancient Egyptian royalty, like Tutankhamun.

The plan was to work on my novel in Luxor, Egypt — the same setting as the book.

I bought my bus ticket, and I was ready to self-isolate in a nearby village while writing.

The gods had other ideas.

Yes, I was having an Agatha Christie Death On the Nile moment — why not?

I've never read it, but it's still worth romanticizing.

Around this time, my stress level was rising due to financial reasons. I moved to Egypt last summer and blew through more cash than I planned.

It's not cheap to live here anymore. Not like it used to be.

My wallet was stolen after I arrived in Egypt, and I'd been trying to recover my bank cards & credit cards for five months.

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Wendy S. Bradfield
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself

A cosmos-driven Egypt-based writer of broken dreams with a motivational flair. I write about love, life, and Egypt. Check me out at Egypteverafter.com